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Keeping a sharp mental edge during a PhD in a pandemic

By Argus Pesqueda (CREAF) A Pile of PhD Pandemic Pointers - Creativity and how it can shape your morale and mental sharpness  You’ve been there. You’ve hit that rock bottom that you’ve seen exaggerated on TV, like Homer Simpson does so often in The Simpsons. You...

Tools for Surviving a PhD during a Pandemic

By Bart Bussmann (imec) Doing a PhD is challenging. Doing a PhD in a new country is difficult. Doing a PhD in a new country during a world-wide pandemic is seriously hardcore. PhD students are prone to procrastination? Why not try working from home where...

Meet Virginia Vargolskaia (ESR15)

Hi! My name is Virginia, and I was the final Ph.D. student to join the project this summer, perhaps because I'm the only social scientist, and I’ll be the one researching the researchers. In any case, I feel lucky for the chance to work alongside all of the...

Meet Vaidehi Narsingh (ESR13)

"Since my childhood I was told, ‘aim for the skies’. I think I took it damn seriously. Hello, so here I am, Vaidehi Narsingh who traveled from India to Denmark to pursue my dream of being an M.Sc. graduate in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering from the...

Meet Ruth Tchana Wandji (ESR7)

My name is Ruth TCHANA WANDJI, I am from Cameroon, a country located in Central Africa and often called “Africa in miniature”. Concerning my academical background, I schooled both in Cameroon and France, respectively. I had an enriching background in the field of...

Meet Fabrizzio Protti (ESR5)

Hello! My name is Fabrizzio Protti Sánchez and I come from Costa Rica where I did my bachelor’s in Biology at Universidad Nacional (UNA). I started my scientific adventure and got interested in biogeochemistry and climate change impacts on ecosystem processes while...

Meet Dennis Metze (ESR4)

Hey everyone! My name is Dennis Metze, I’m from Germany, and I was one of the last students to join the FutureArctic Project. Among several other ESRs of the interdisciplinary network, I will try to contribute to a better understanding of the ecosystem processes at...

Meet Pavel Baykalov (ESR10)

My name is Pavel Baykalov (ESR12). Although I am coming from Spain, where I grew up, I was born in Russia. And to extend my list of countries where I lived, now I am doing my PhD project in a beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. My bachelor degree was achieved at the...

Meet Bart Bussmann (ESR14)

Hi there! My name is Bart Bussmann (ESR 14) and I’m from The Netherlands. Unlike many other people, you can make me happy with data, code, numbers, and algorithms. After doing a broad bachelor at University College Twente, I specialized in machine learning during...

Meet Joanna Pranga (ESR2)

Hello everyone! My name is Joanna or in short Asia. It might sound confusing, but it is an interesting fact about Polish naming customs. After graduation from a master's in biology at the University of Gdańsk, where I specialised in plant ecology and nature...

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement No 813114.